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Archive: January 12, 2015

PHOTO: The recent arctic temperatures in Kentucky were a frigid reminder of what it takes to heat a home. Starting today, lower-income families can apply for crisis home-energy assistance. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The recent arctic blast that sent Kentuckians into a collective shiver arrived just as the window was about to open for low-income families that need help paying their bills to keep the heat on. They can now sign up for crisis home-energy assistance. It's the second phase of ...Read More

PHOTO: As lawmakers get ready to consider the public education budget, teachers and other observers say funding cuts are eroding the nationally recognized quality of some of Virginia's public education system. Photo courtesy of Drew Central Schools.

RICHMOND, Va. – As Virginia lawmakers get ready to consider funding for public education, teachers and other observers are warning that past budget cuts are already eroding nationally-recognized excellence. The Virginia General Assembly has cut public school funding by nearly one-sixth in th ...Read More

PHOTO: Passports are now being offered to visitors at Nevada's many state parks in an effort to increase tourism. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

CARSON CITY, Nev. – State officials are hoping that a new marketing effort using passports will boost tourism to Nevada's 23 state parks, recreation areas and historic sites. Eric Johnson, an administrator with the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the Division of St ...Read More

PHOTO: Helping local food producers get their products into Wisconsin schools is the goal of the third annual Wisconsin Farm to School Summit, held Jan. 29 in Wisconsin Rapids. Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin Extension Service.

MADISON, Wis. - The third annual Wisconsin Farm to School Summit will be held at the end of the month in Wisconsin Rapids and Ann Marie Ames, spokesperson for the state Department of Agriculture, says registration has just opened. Ames says the summit is designed for food producers and food buyers ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservationists claim the Graham's beardtongue is one of the rare wildflower species at risk of extinction if not granted Endangered Species Act protection. It grows only in parts of Colorado and Utah. Photo credit: Kevin Megown, U.S. Forest Service.

DENVER - It may be months before they peek through the snow again, but some Colorado wildflowers have people concerned enough about them to file a lawsuit. Seven conservation groups say they'll sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), after the agency changed its plans to protect two nearly e ...Read More

PHOTO: The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund approved by Iowa voters in 2010 remains unfunded but that could soon change with 2015 session, underway today (Monday). Photo credit: Tony Fischer/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The gavel comes down today to open the 2015 Iowa Legislature, and among the proposals to be considered is a move to raise taxes for the environment and recreation. In 2010, Iowa voters approved a constitutional amendment for a future sales tax increase to go to a Natural R ...Read More

PHOTO: Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson says President Obama's new proposal to provide two free years of community college to all students would greatly address the shortage of 'middle-skilled' workers, and help reduce student loan debt. Photo courtesy of DMACC.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The buzz continues over President Obama's newly announced proposal to make two years of publicly-funded community college available to students around the country, including Iowa. Besides lessening the financial blow of higher education costs, Des Moines Area Community College Pre ...Read More

PHOTO: Nursing home workers in Washington are asking lawmakers to pass minimum staffing ratios to ensure there are always enough people on duty to meet residents' needs. Photo credit: tepic/FeaturePics.com.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington doesn't have a state law that spells out minimum staffing levels in nursing homes. This legislative session, caregivers in those facilities are trying to change that. Nursing home workers cite three reasons to mandate minimum staff-to-resident ratios - better care for nu ...Read More

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